Hemoglobin Disorders : Molecular Methods and Protocols / edited by Ronald L. Nagel.
- Nagel, R. L. (Ronald L.)
About this work
The recent announcement that sickle-cell anemia and thalassemia have been corrected by the transplantation of stem cells bodes well for the future of gene therapy in hemoglobinopathies. In Hemoglobin Disorders: Molecular Methods and Protocols, Ronald Nagel, MD, has assembled a collection of readily reproducible techniques essential to the continued advance of our molecular understanding of these diseases. The book's richly experienced authors detail methods utilizing a wide variety of the latest analytical techniques, including X-ray crystallography, high performance liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, and nuclear magnetic resonance. Additional methods are offered for prenatal diagnostic analysis, the DNA diagnosis of hemoglobin mutations, hemoglobin fluorescence, and the semisynthesis of hemoglobin. Each protocol includes an introduction explaining the basic science, step-by-step instructions for its successful execution, notes on pitfalls to avoid, and tips on how to employ it effectively with novel systems and conditions. State-of-the-art and highly practical, Hemoglobin Disorders: Molecular Methods and Protocols reviews all the basic topics and techniques in this critically important field, and offers today's most comprehensive set of proven protocols for successful experimental and clinical work on hemoglobin diseases.